About the Job

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton City, New Zealand

The details: Fixed Term -  1 Year Position 

 An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Interventional Cardiologist to join an established and progressive team based in Hamilton, New Zealand for a fixed term.

The Hospital is a tertiary referral and teaching cardiac centre providing a wide range of adult cardiac services including cardiac surgery, structural heart disease and complex coronary intervention for the Midland Region (860,000 people). The department supports 5 regional secondary care hospitals.

The successful applicant will join a well-established and dynamic team of 17 Cardiologists and 5 cardiac surgeons. There are 4 cardiac catheterisation labs including a dedicated EP lab and another custom built hybrid lab with capability of fusion imaging.

We are looking to attract cardiologists with comprehensive training and experience in complex coronary intervention. The candidate is expected to complement complex coronary intervention (CHIP programme). Additional experience in CT coronary angiography and echocardiography is desirable. Candidates should have completed advanced training in Cardiology (FRACP or equivalent) and be eligible for provisional vocational / vocational registration or Locum Tenens registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

This role offers the right candidate a hugely varied and interesting career with the opportunity to innovate and develop as a leader combined with the opportunity to live in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Waikato region offers wonderful opportunities for a family and outdoor enthusiasts.

Why us:

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. 

Why Waikato:

Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glowworm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Please note for overseas candidates, only doctors who completed their specialist training in either the UK (with CCT/CCST) Ireland (with CSCST) the United States (with American Board Certification) or Canada (with FRCPSC) can be considered. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 




For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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